If you’re looking for that perfect comfort meal for your family, look no further than this easy Swiss Steak Recipe. Giving you that tender beef, tomatoes and an incredible flavor that can transport you back in time to childhood family meals around the table.

Swiss Steak Recipe for the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Not only is this Swiss Steak recipe easy to make, but it’s also one that can go great with other sides. Most often paired with mashed potatoes and green beans, you can just imagine the comforting flavor and textures of scooping up a fork full of Swiss steak and mashed potatoes in the same bite. 

Swiss Steak Recipe

Don’t think you’re limited on side dishes though! As the chef in the kitchen, you can choose anything you want to pair with this easy Swiss Steak, including garlic roasted potatoes

What are the ingredients in this Swiss Steak Recipe?

  • 1 lb Round Steak
  • 4 Tbs Flour
  • 1 tsp Season Salt (Lawry’s)
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 3 Tbs Cooking Oil
  • 1 1lb Can Stewed Tomatoes
  • 1 Stalk Celery
  • 1/2 Cup Onion Diced
  • 1/2 Green Bell Pepper
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1/2 Cup Beef Broth
  • 1/2 Cup Cheddar Cheese Grated *Optional
Swiss Steak Ingredients, Beef

How to make Instant Pot Swiss Steak

  • In a Ziploc bag, combine your flour, seasoning salt, and pepper.
  • Cut your meat into smaller pieces and place the steak pieces into the bag with the flour.
  • Close and shake the bag well to coat all of the meat pieces.
  • Set your instant pot to saute and wait until it reads “hot”
  • Pour 3 tbs of cooking oil into the pressure cooker and make sure that it remains “hot”
  • Now place your steak pieces into the hot oil and allow it to cook for 2-3 minutes per side
  • When the steak is brown, remove the pieces and turn the instant pot off.
  • Pour your can stewed tomatoes and your beef broth into the pressure cooker and scrape everything that is stuck to the sides and bottom. This is called deglazing and is a necessary step to remove all of the stuck pieces. Thankfully, they should all come up easily with a wooden spoon or scraper.
  • Now add you steak pieces back into the pressure cooker
  • Dice your celery, onion and slice your bell pepper
  • Add the veggies to the pressure cooker
  • Place the lid on your pressure cooker and set it to cook on pressure cook manual high for 25 minutes with a 10-minute natural release.
  • You can serve this Swiss Steak over rice or with potatoes if you choose.
How to Make Swiss Steak

How to Brown Beef in your Pressure Cooker / Instant Pot

Browning Beef in your Pressure Cooker is easy to do using the Saute’ button. Wait until the pressure cooker reads “hot” and add a couple tablespoons of olive oil or vegetable oil. Place your seasoned pieces of steak and allow to brown on all sides for 2-3 minutes.

Browning Beef in the Instant Pot

What is the difference between Swiss Steak and Salisbury Steak?

Swiss Steak is a steak covered in a tomato-based gravy whereas Salisbury steak is made with ground beef, shaped into a patty and served with a beef broth brown gravy. 

Can you Bake Swiss Steak

You can choose to bake Swiss Steak, but keep in mind that to get the tender results you’re looking for, the bake time will be significantly longer than if you were to cook it in your instant pot. 

To make this Swiss Steak in your oven, you’ll need to saute the steak on your stovetop and then transfer it and the other ingredients to an oven-safe dish. Then cover and bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees.

Swiss Steak Recipe

What to Eat with Swiss Steak?

While Swiss Steak is often served with mashed potatoes and green beans, you can choose anything you want to help switch it up. Consider some garlic steamed spinach, a pasta salad, white rice, or some parmesan noodles.

Swiss Steak Recipe

What type of Steak is best for Swiss Steak?

Swiss Steak is traditionally made with thick pieces of beef round or chuck shoulder. You can also use boneless beef chuck or bottom round.  You can use thick steak or thin it out as you tenderize it through a process called Swissing (which is where the dish gets its name from.)

Do you grow Tomatoes in your Garden?

I always have an abundance of tomatoes from my garden. You can substitute fresh diced tomatoes for the Stewed Tomatoes in this Swiss Steak recipe. Wash tomatoes and remove skins by dipping in boiling water for 45 seconds. Skins will peel right off. Then dice and substitute with all the juices in this recipe. YUM! I do like to add a little Salt and Pepper too.

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Swiss Steak Recipe

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Yield: 4 Servings

Swiss Steak

Swiss Steak

If you’re looking for that perfect comfort meal for your family, look no further than this easy Swiss Steak Recipe. Giving you that tender beef, tomatoes and an incredible flavor that can transport you back in time to childhood family meals around the table.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Lb Round Steak
  • 4 Tbs Flour
  • 1 tsp Lawreys Season Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 3 Tbs Olive Oil
  • 1 1lb Can Stewed Tomatoes
  • 1 Celery Stalk
  • 1/2 Cup Onion
  • 1/2 Green Bell Pepper
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1/2 Cup Beef Broth
  • 1/2 Cup Cheddar Cheese *optional

Instructions

  1. In a Ziploc bag, combine your flour, seasoning salt, and pepper.
  2. Cut your meat into smaller pieces and place the steak pieces into the bag with the flour.
  3. Close and shake the bag well to coat all of the meat pieces.
  4. Set your instant pot to saute and wait until it reads “hot”
  5. Pour 3 tbs of cooking oil into the pressure cooker and make sure that it remains “hot”
  6. Now place your steak pieces into the hot oil and allow it to cook for 2-3 minutes per side
  7. When the steak is brown, remove the pieces and turn the instant pot off.
  8. Pour your can stewed tomatoes and your beef broth into the pressure cooker and scrape everything that is stuck to the sides and bottom. This is called deglazing and is a necessary step to remove all of the stuck pieces. Thankfully, they should all come up easily with a wooden spoon or scraper.
  9. Now add you steak pieces back into the pressure cooker
  10. Dice your celery, onion and slice your bell pepper
  11. Add the veggies to the pressure cooker
  12. Place the lid on your pressure cooker and set it to cook on pressure cook manual high for 25 minutes with a 10-minute natural release.
  13. You can serve this Swiss Steak over rice or with potatoes if you choose.
  14. Melt cheese on top *optional

Notes

Optional - Add cheese on top at end and allow to melt

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 470 Total Fat: 26g Saturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 15g Cholesterol: 117mg Sodium: 1101mg Carbohydrates: 20g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 7g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 41g
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